Pole Dancing Workshop Descriptions
All workshops are TWO HOURS
ALL GENDERS, SIZES, AGES & SKILL LEVELS are welcome!
No inverts or climbs are required (except in Inverts 101, duh)
Minimum 6 people per workshop; maximum is 2 dancers per pole
Heels are welcome but not required
Get ready to take lots of notes, pictures and videos!
Build Your Confidence
Take a break from herculean tricks and work on building your self-pole-esteem. Ditch your insecurities and learn how to feel a little more comfortable on any stage. We’ll experiment with tempo, eye contact partner work, and a few other extroverted thaaangs. Students will have the option of closing the class with a solo freestyle to their favorite song!
Plus Size Pole Dancing (both students and teachers welcome)
Pole dancing is really, REALLY hard when you’re in a large body. Period. Far too often, studios are quick to preach the benefits of pole for every body, but very few instructors understand how to coach every body. Let’s fix that. Both students and instructors are invited to learn about defining plus size, the importance of instructor diversity, class structure and lots of SPOTTING techniques!
(The below video highlights my work with plus size dancers at Dangerous Curves Pole Camp; formal workshop preview coming soon!)
Throw That Ass in a Circle
There’s so much beauty in spins on a static pole . . . if you know how to use it. This workshop teaches you how to harness your own power -- the power in that ass, specifically -- to create momentum. We’ll start with classic spins from your pole childhood (chair, dip turn & full brackets), then get a lil’ funkier (body spirals & Juliettes).
Hauling your ass into the air is one of the most difficult and sought after skills to master. This workshop introduces inverting to students who've never done tried it, while helping seasoned veterans polish their skills. We'll start with a core-centric warm up, practice positioning for the floor, do some standing crunches, then fly those asses to the clouds. Most importantly, everyone will be spotted by TWO people to ensure your safety!
Choreo for Basic Bitches (heels optional)
Listen . . . ain't nobody got time for a complicated, death defying pole routine. You just need some grooves that look cute on Instagram. We'll be learning some basic bitch moves to Hot Boyz by Missy Elliot. No prior dance skills are required, and neither are heels (but both are totally welcome)!
Flexibility Workshop : Flex The Funk
If you body moves with the grace of a rusty train car, you belong in this workshop! Flexibility training is vital to joint mobility, muscular balance and everyday comfort. A soundtrack of 90’s R & B will take you on a soulful groove to relieve your stressed body. All ages and abilities are encouraged to join!